Apparel & Armor

Race Face Team Chute Jacket

Race Face Team Chute Jacket

The Race Face Team Chute jacket will keep you dry on wet, muddy rides, it’s more durable than your average rain jacket, and it won’t cost you a fortune.

Alpinestars Alps Kevlar Knee Guard

Alpinestars Alps Kevlar Knee Guard

The Alpinestars Alps Kevlar is a reasonably priced, middle-of-the-road option between heavy duty plastic knee/shinguards, and lightweight, flexible knee pads.

Pearl Izumi Men’s Veer Short

Pearl Izumi Men’s Veer Short

The Pearl Izumi Veer is a baggy trail short that is comfortable and breathable.

Smith Forefront Helmet

Smith Forefront Helmet

The Forefront is Smith’s first bike helmet, and it’s impressive. It ventilates well, it’s the lightest we’ve tested, and it uses an interesting new construction material.

Zoic Ether Shorts & Highland Jersey

Zoic Ether Shorts & Highland Jersey

The Zoic Ether Shorts and Highland Jersey are well designed riding pieces, great for cooler spring conditions.

POC Crane Helmet

POC Crane Helmet

The POC Crane is a durable, lightweight helmet suitable for your urban / park / freeride / enduro pursuits.

Swiftwick Socks

Swiftwick Socks

These socks from Swiftwick are designed to be better for the environment, without sacrificing wicking abilities or comfort.

Interbike Roundup

Interbike Roundup

A look at some of the noteworthy new products we played with during the Interbike demo days, including the DVO Emerald fork, the Thomson dropper post, and the Smith Optics Forefront helmet.

Oakley Airbrake MX Goggle

Oakley Airbrake MX Goggle

The Oakley Airbrake MX sets a new standard for biking goggles with interchangeable lenses.

Icebreaker Sprite Racerback Tank

Icebreaker Sprite Racerback Tank

Icebreaker’s Sprite is a great option for women who want a comfortable, breathable tank that works as well outside on the bike as it does when you’re lounging around the house.

POC Index DH Glove

POC Index DH Glove

The Index DH is an extremely well made, durable glove with the added protection of VPD armoring. Blister reviewer Noah Bodman calls it the “highest quality bike glove” he’s ever owned.

Club Ride Vibe Jersey

Club Ride Vibe Jersey

The Vibe jersey is Club Ride’s latest addition to their lineup. It’s as much a casual shirt as it is a technical piece of gear, and it works as well on the bike as it does in a local brewery.

Club Ride New West Jersey and Cargo Away Shorts

Club Ride New West Jersey and Cargo Away Shorts

The Club Ride New West Jersey and Cargo Away shorts work really well on trail. And you’ll probably wear them a whole bunch off the bike, too.

Specialized Tactic Helmet

Specialized Tactic Helmet

Redesigned for 2013, the Specialized Tactic helmet does everything well, and at a good price.

Icebreaker Blast Long Sleeve Zip Jacket

Icebreaker Blast Long Sleeve Zip Jacket

For biking, running, skiing, touring, or all of the above, the Icebreaker Blast jacket is a great first line of defense from the elements.

Arcade Belts

Arcade Belts

If you’re going to bother to make a belt, you really ought to get it right. Arcade has.

Club Ride Bolt Jersey

Club Ride Bolt Jersey

If you don’t want to look like either a roadie or a moto rider, the Club Ride Bolt jersey provides style without sacrificing technical performance.

Club Ride Half Rack Knickers

Club Ride Half Rack Knickers

Club Ride Half Rack Knickers: functional, well-designed mountain bike shorts, made in the USA. If you’re ready to rock man-pris, these are certainly worth a look.

Lizard Skins Knee/Shin Combo Body Armor

Lizard Skins Knee/Shin Combo Body Armor

Reviewer Kevin Bazar has a lot of gripes with kneepads. A lot. So calling the Lizard Skins Knee/Shin Combo Body Armor “good pads” is a ringing endorsement. We agree.

POC Trabec Helmet

POC Trabec Helmet

The Trabec is POC’s first lightweight, in-mold helmet designed for the XC/AM/Enduro market. It’s very well vented and offers good coverage, but its styling and colors might take some getting used to.